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Empowering Professional Development Globally – Exclusive Interview With Camilla Hasloch

Camilla Hasloch, is the visionary founder of Glassceilingcareermanagement. With a passion for unconventional career development, Camilla offers a unique blend of one on one coaching, online courses, and a thriving community that focuses on helping individuals discover their true professional calling. She combines life and career development coaching for her clients to truly recognise who they are and what that looks like in a satisfying career.

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Camilla Hasloch, Founder – Glassceilingcareermanagement

What inspired you to become a professional development coach, and how has this journey shaped your perspective on personal and professional growth?

For nearly thirty years, I've been deeply immersed in the Human Resources industry, and my journey to becoming a professional development coach is a story shaped by both professional experiences and a personal passion. In my twenties, while managing boutique recruitment agencies in Sydney, Australia, I found my calling in helping professionals navigate their career development. It was during this time that I realized many capable professionals struggled to create their ideal career pathways. Most often, they'd examine a position description and attempt to align their past experiences with the outlined tasks. However, I came to believe that the key to successful career development lies in professionals understanding their personal values and capabilities and evaluating whether a position can provide the challenge and progression they seek.

My perspective on personal and professional growth was further enriched during my tenure at IBM, where I oversaw numerous acquisition integrations. In this role, I supported acquired leaders in identifying their strengths and skills, helping them create tailored leadership pathways for success within the BigBlue. I noticed that the highly successful leaders, I encountered possessed a deep understanding of their true authentic selves. They knew what ignited their passion and they intentionally aligned their career aspirations with these strengths.

This journey has not only deepened my understanding of personal and professional growth but has also fueled my passion for helping others on their own development journeys. I am committed to guiding professionals in discovering their strengths, values, passions and assisting them in crafting career pathways that truly resonate with their aspirations.

Professional development coaching is a dynamic field. How do you stay up-to-date with the latest trends and methodologies to provide the most effective guidance to your clients?

As a certified Life, Career Coach, and Positive Psychology Practitioner, my approach to staying up-to-date in the field of professional development coaching is multifaceted. I draw upon a diverse range of methodologies gathered over the years, honing them to meet the unique needs of each client I serve. For instance, I often utilize cognitive-behavioural techniques to help clients overcome personal and professional challenges, and I incorporate positive psychology principles to promote well-being and resilience in their professional lives.

One of the aspects that sets me apart as a coach is my commitment to creating practical resources. Over the years, I've developed my own collection of tools and frameworks that I readily share with clients during one-on-one sessions. Furthermore, I offer these resources to a broader audience through my online courses, which are designed to empower individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate their careers effectively.

Staying current in this dynamic field is paramount. I regularly attend industry events, such as coaching conferences and workshops, where I gain insights into the latest trends and methodologies. Additionally, I'm an avid reader of industry publications, which provide valuable perspectives on the ever-evolving landscape of professional development. This commitment to continuous learning allows me to provide my clients with the most effective and up-to-date guidance in their career journeys.

In the context of professional development, how can individuals leverage technology and digital tools to enhance their career prospects and skill development?

Continuous learning and technological adaptability are essential for enhancing career prospects and skill development in today's digital age. Online learning platforms like Glassceilingcareermanagement, Coursera, edX, Udemy and Linkedin learning provide a wide range of courses and certifications, offering flexibility and self-paced learning. These platforms are ideal for acquiring new skills or enhancing existing ones. Many organisations will offer them as part of their learning and development portfolio for their employees.

Professional social networks such as Linkedin offer opportunities to build a strong online brand. By joining relevant groups, sharing your expertise, connecting with industry professionals, and following companies of interest, you can create valuable networking connections. Additionally, many universities and educational institutions provide online degree programs and certificates, allowing you to gain in-depth knowledge in your chosen field without the need for physical attendance.

Webinars, fireside chats and virtual workshops offer insights from industry experts and networking opportunities, making them a valuable source of knowledge and connections. Engaging in online communities and forums related to your field or an industry you are keen to explore provides a platform to discuss, learn and network with peers. Moreover, the availability of digital libraries, research databases and open-access resources enables you to access academic papers, industry reports and e-books, facilitating knowledge expansion.

Many individuals seek work-life balance and career satisfaction. How do you guide your clients in achieving this balance, and what strategies have proven effective in your coaching practice?

Achieving a balance between work and life while maintaining career satisfaction is a common goal for many of my clients. In my coaching practice, I approach this challenge by first helping clients clarify their priorities and values. We delve into their personal and professional aspirations, identifying what truly matters to them. This self-reflection is an essential foundation for creating a balanced life and a fulfilling career. By aligning their goals with their values, clients gain clarity and direction.

Once we have established a clear understanding of what's important to my clients, we set realistic and achievable goals. These goals encompass both their career ambitions and personal life objectives. I encourage clients to break down their goals into actionable steps, fostering a sense of empowerment and control over their paths. Through this process, they learn to make conscious choices that align with their values, ensuring that their careers and personal lives compliment each other rather than compete.

Effective strategies in my coaching practice include increasing self awareness such as time management techniques, boundary setting, manifesting and mindfulness practices. We explore time management to help clients maximize their productivity during work hours, allowing for more quality time outside of work. I guide them in setting boundaries to prevent work from encroaching on personal life and vice versa. We use manifestation, to encourage clients to see the positive impact of these actions. Additionally, mindfulness practices help clients reduce stress and enhance their ability to remain present, both at work and in their personal lives. By combining these strategies and focusing on values-driven goals, my clients work toward a more balanced and satisfying life and career.

The workplace is evolving rapidly. What are your insights on the future of work, including the importance of skills development and adaptability in today's job market?

​​The future of work is undergoing a profound transformation, shaped by rapid technological advancements, globalization and shifting workplace dynamics. In this ever-evolving landscape, the importance of skills development and adaptability cannot be overstated. Today's job market demands a dynamic set of skills that go beyond traditional qualifications. Continuous learning and skills development are key to staying relevant and thriving in this new era. Professionals must embrace a growth mindset, constantly acquiring new skills and adapting to emerging technologies and industry trends to remain competitive and resilient.

Skills development has become a lifelong journey rather than a one-time endeavour. It's not only about acquiring technical skills but also fostering essential soft skills such as adaptability, problem-solving and effective communication. The future workplace values individuals who can quickly pivot, learn and contribute to a variety of new tasks and roles. Adaptability, in particular, is vital in an environment where job roles may change rapidly due to automation and evolving market demands. The ability to adapt to new situations and technologies will be a distinguishing factor for professionals to be successful in the future.

In the job market of tomorrow, success will depend on one's ability to stay ahead of the curve and anticipate shifts in industry needs. This means embracing lifelong learning, leveraging online courses, workshops, and resources to acquire relevant skills. Adaptability and the willingness to embrace change are qualities that employers will seek out, as they ensure a workforce capable of thriving in an ever-changing landscape. As the future of work unfolds, those who invest in skills development and upskilling will remain adaptable and well-prepared to seize new opportunities and navigate the dynamic future world of employment.

Can you offer a sneak peek or exclusive insights into any upcoming projects, courses, or initiatives you're excited about, or any new directions you plan to take in your professional development coaching career in the near future?

I am embarking on a new venture to expand my coaching services globally. With the increasing demand for virtual coaching and self learning, I will be reaching out to a wider audience through my Soul Driven Career community offering fireside chats, workshops with industry experts, digital courses and group coaching sessions, offering guidance on professional development and work-life balance. Community members are a diverse crowd with a primary intention of seeking career growth, tools to navigate the workplace of tomorrow and personal fulfillment. As the world becomes more interconnected, I believe that embracing this global approach is the natural progression for Glassceilingcareermanagement, and I am so honoured and genuinely excited to work with professionals from various backgrounds and cultures, sharing insights and strategies that transcend borders."

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